Bulletin of 15 November 2020

   PRIEST ON DUTY THIS WEEK – Fr. Gates                                                           www.magherafeltparish.org

The following services are all available on webcam –

Masses Saturday 6.15pm, Sunday 10.30am & 12noon

Weekday Masses 11am, Novena 7.30pm & Holy Hour 7pm


The Churches will open for solitary private prayer –

Magherafelt – weekdays from 10am and close after evening Mass or Holy Hour; Sundays from 1pm – 6pm

Castledawson – from 10am – 5pm everyday


REMEMBER OUR DEAD Pray for Anne Kelly, John (Jackie) O’Connor, Maureen Donnelly, Albert Vasquez, Patsy O’Hagan and John Keenan (Germany) who died recently & for the following whose anniversaries or month’s minds occur this week –

Sat. 14 Nov.         Kevin Laverty, Bridget McKeever, Michael Crotty, James Hegarty, Isobel Moore, Matilda Molloy,

                                John Shivers

Sun. 15 Nov.        Thomas L. McLaughlin, Richard Kielt, John Hagan, Margaret (Maxi) Hogan

Mon. 16 Nov.       Fr. Sean Rainey, Kathleen McNicholl, Kevin Walls, Rose McConnell

Tues. 17 Nov.      Louise Higgins, Elizabeth McGuigan,

                                Michael (Mickey) Conway, John J. Higgins,

                                Sean Hinfey

Wed. 18 Nov.       Francis McGuire

Thurs. 19 Nov.    Winnie Crilly, John Walls, Tommy McMurray, Peggy Trainor

Fri. 20 Nov.          Fr. James McNally (1st Av)

Sat. 21 Nov.         Nuala Kelly, John Craig, Catherine McCrory


Magherafelt & Castledawson – £2564

Standing orders – £1117


There will be a limit of 120 people.  You are asked to please follow the instructions given and to enter via the main door and exit via the side wing door, using the hand sanitisers provided.  There is a limit to two people per pew, in the pews not cordoned off.

We will continue this week with the Holy Hour on

WEEKEND MASSES – All Masses continue this weekend with limited numbers, 1 household group per pew or 2 people per pew with social distancing.  When the church is full for Mass the overflow will be accommodated in the Parish Centre where Mass will be broadcast on the webcam.  Please cooperate with priests and sacristans.


FACEMASKS / COVERINGS – In line with new legislation Face Masks / Coverings must be worn in Church unless you have a medical condition; they may only be removed for the reception of Holy Communion & should cover both mouth & nose.

FUNERAL MASSES & WEDDINGS – Numbers are limited to 25 and restricted to family only.


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS – Due to the increase in number of Covid-19 cases it is not advisable to carry out home/nursing home visits at present.  Fr. Gates & Fr. Branigan are available for emergency sick calls.

PARISH CENTRE              

The Parish Centre Bistro is open for Takeaway Tea, Coffee, Breakfast, Dinner and Snacks 9am – 3pm Monday – Friday; delivery service available; more details on Facebook.

O’DONOVAN ROSSA G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook for more information.


ST. MALACHY’S G.A.C. Please see the club Facebook re details of Lotto; Thanks to all who support this fundraiser, to take part contact Brendan Keenan 078 1087 1370.


THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL MAGHERAFELT would like to thank everyone for their continued generosity and support during this difficult time.  Envelopes for Donations are available at the back of the Church and can be returned to us in the Church Collection box.  Helpline 028 7930 0819


We are collecting this year for St. Vincent de Paul with the focus on hygiene products; we are most grateful for donations of toiletries, toilet roll, tissues, sanitary products, nappies etc which can be left at our collection point Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.